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Licence-free fishing starts Saturday

By Randy Thoms Jun 30, 2023 | 3:37 AM

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Canadians are welcome to fish in Ontario without a licence starting this Saturday.

The licence-free fishing week will go until July 9.

“To help families celebrate Canada Day, we’re making it easier to get out on the water and experience the world-class fishing opportunities that exist in Ontario,” says Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Fishing is a fun and affordable way for families to enjoy quality time while connecting with nature.”

This is the last free fishing period of the year.

While licences are not needed, anglers still need to follow all conservation licence catch limits, size limits, and other fishing regulations and rules.

Anglers must also have a government-issued ID in their possession, with the name and date of birth, if approached by a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officer.

All veterans and current Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy free recreational fishing in the province any time of year.

Children under the age of 18 do not need a licence to fish in Ontario, either.



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